The Porsche 911 GT3 May Go Down As The Best Purist's Car Ever

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Here's what happens when the bean counters are told to sit down and stop fretting.

The press embargoes have dropped on the new Porsche 911 GT3 and you know what that means, we now get to feast our eyes and ears on what might quite possibly go down as one of the best modern enthusiast’s Porsches. There was no listening to the bean counters on the 991.2 911 GT3, just a direct ear on the customer comments and complaints line that resulted in the inclusion of a six-speed manual as a no cost option alongside a seven-speed PDK transmission.

Now, purists with money and a sweet tooth for an engaging experience don’t have to moan and complain, but does that mean the rest of the package is as good as we’d hope? Unfortunately we have no way of knowing yet because Alex Goy of Carfection only got his hands on the PDK 911 GT3 for this test.

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Usually, to ask if a 911 GT3 is any good typically warrants a reference to the Stupid Questions list, and at least on paper it sounds like that hasn’t changed one bit. With a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine churning out 500 horsepower, a weight loss regimen that keeps the four-wheeled rocket under 1,500 kilograms (3,300 pounds), and rear wheel steering enabling stable high speed cornering while supplying agile parking lot maneuvers, it seems that Porsche has once again struck the ball out of the park. We won’t spoil Goy’s review, but you probably already know what the verdict is.

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